Tam Rim Snow Profile

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Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 5:30 PM
Pro Ob
Tam Rim Area (44.091070, -121.647491)
Ob Date/Time:
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 - 1:44 PM
Report Type:
Snow Conditions
Mode of Travel:
Ski or Snowboard

Written Report:
The profile I dug this morning corroborates what other observers have been posting. Check out the profile graph below. With no significant weak layers in our snow pack, our current avalanche concerns are largely surface problems (maybe Cornice failure is the exception here) namely Loose Wet avalanches. As Jonas mentioned, today backcountry travelers should be focusing their attention on this surface snow, and monitoring warming temperatures, rain, sun, and boot/ski penetration.

The upper foot or so of our current snowpack has been effected by rain and warming temperatures. Below that the snowpack is rounding. This morning I found no failures in any of my stability tests (shovel tilt test, and compression tests).

During the morning the wind was strong from the south-west. The sky was mostly overcast. It rained and snowed very lightly on me.


Caption: Tam Rim Snow Profile